Category: "Harvey Mudd in the News"

NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Profiles President Klawe

March 14, 2013

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s Emmy-nominated NOVA web series, The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. On the March 14 episode, President Klawe describes her path to becoming an accomplished mathematician and computer scientist. She explains how she found common ground between her award-winning scholarly work […]

HMC Mourns Passing of Founding First Lady Jean Platt

February 20, 2013

Jean Ferguson Platt, founding first lady of Harvey Mudd College, passed away on Feb. 18 in Claremont, Calif. She was 91. Jean Platt, wife of Founding President and physics Professor Joseph Beaven Platt, was deeply involved in the founding of HMC, helping to establish the College in the 1950s and supporting its mission in the […]

Building HMC’s Future

February 13, 2013

Harvey Mudd College’s new teaching and learning building will open its doors for fall 2013 classes. Take a virtual tour of the construction site with David Dower, assistant vice president of planning and construction.

HMC Named a “Best Value College” by Princeton Review

February 6, 2013

Harvey Mudd College is one of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges” according to The Princeton Review’s newly released book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The book profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges based on assessments covering academics, cost and financial aid. “We commend these colleges,” said Robert Franek, the guidebook’s lead author, “for […]

Emergency Drill Jan. 16-18 to be Staged at Scripps College and HMC

January 11, 2013

A multi-agency training drill simulating an active shooter will be conducted by Los Angeles County first responders at Scripps College Jan. 16-18 from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the loudest exercises occurring between 10 and 11:30 a.m. each day. In the wake of several tragic shooting incidents at school campuses across the United States, […]

Ahmanson Foundation Grant Supports New Academic Building

November 30, 2012

Harvey Mudd College has received a generous grant from the Ahmanson Foundation in support of HMC’s new teaching and learning building. Now under construction, the 70,000-square-foot academic building will feature technologically advanced classrooms, lecture halls, faculty offices and public spaces to support a wide range of pedagogies and learning styles. “I am deeply grateful to […]

NSF Grant Helps Middle-School Students Gain Computer Science Skills

October 16, 2012

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professors Mike Erlinger and Zach Dodds have received a $596,501 grant to foster the computational skills of middle-school students. The three-year National Science Foundation grant will fund the “MyCS: Middle Years Computer Science” program, which focuses on students from groups underrepresented in the computer science field. “MyCS strives to bring […]

HMC and Piazza Launch First Online Community Mentorship Program to Support STEM Women

September 17, 2012

Harvey Mudd College and Piazza today launched the first online community mentorship program to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. WitsOn (Women in Technology Sharing Online) connects undergraduates pursuing STEM degrees with female mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal experience about issues of particular concern to young […]

HMC Jumps to No. 12 in U.S. News Rankings

September 12, 2012

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 12 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today. The College rose from last year’s No. 18 slot to sharing the No. 12 position this year with Davidson College in North Carolina. HMC ranked No. 1 for selectivity, had the […]